A friend recommended this exercise as a way to taking a few minutes out of your day, to sit, in a comfortable position and check in with yourself. Although this is not it’s original purpose, to find more out about that you can read more about the Felt Sense of Comfort exercise in Waking the Tiger, by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.
Feel the way your body makes contact with the surface that is supporting you.
Sense into your skin and notice the way your clothes feel.
Sense underneath your skin — what sensations are there?
Now, gently remembering these sensations, how do you know that you feel comfortable? what physical sensations contribute to the over all feeling of comfort?
Does becoming more aware of these sensations make you feel more of less comfortable? Does this change over time?
Sit for a moment and enjoy the felt sense of feeling comfortable.
If you take the time to try this, I’m curious to hear about your experiences. Did you only do it once? Have you done it several times? Does anything seem to change the more often you do this exercise?